Don’t Starve, the weird survival roguelike, is finally set to receive the multiplayer update that players have been waiting for. Titled Don’t Starve Together, the mode will allow groups of two to four players to stave off hunger together in both public and private games. Also following the recent trend in successful indie games, the expansion will be completely free.
“A lot of people have voiced their feelings that multiplayer would be perfect in Don’t Starve. However, at the time we didn’t have the resources to make it happen and we weren’t confident that it would actually work both in concept and implementation,” Klei’s JoeW explained. “It was (and still is) important to us that multiplayer would not only be interesting for you to play, but also something that we would feel proud of creating.”
The game is notable for the quirky art style that looks very much at home in a Tim Burton movie, and for the morbid sense of humour that permeates the entire setting. Unlike other survival games, Don’t Starve has also managed to incorporate a sanity system where players will slowly lose their minds and begin to hallucinate strange monsters. Lose enough sanity and the monsters will become real enough to attack.
Don’t Starve Together is set to arrive in the summer of 2014.